Lolesio firmly in mix for Bledisloe debut
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is considering Noah Lolesio for a Test debut at No.10 in New Zealand next month after the Brumbies playmaker's eye-catching return from injury in Saturday's Super Rugby AU finale.
RFU seeks financial help after government postpones fans' return to stadiums
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told parliament the government was putting on hold plans for 25% to 33% capacities from Oct. 1.
Ledesma confident Pumas will play Rugby Championship
More than a dozen Argentina players and staff, including Ledesma, tested positive for COVID-19 over the past few weeks as the Pumas assembled to prepare for the Nov. 7-Dec. 12 tournament.
Women's Six Nations to resume on Oct. 25
Both the men's and women's competitions were suspended in March, with four matches in the men's event still to be completed and six in the women's.
Sale edge past Quins to win Premiership Cup
A try and penalty late on from South African brothers Dan du Preez and Robert du Preez put Sale ahead, with back row Faf de Klerk sealing the winner to deny Harlequins.
South Africa's Southern Kings placed into liquidation
Southern Kings have debts of R55 million ($3.37 million) and no chance of generating any income this year.
Saracens, Leicester, Exeter progress into Champions Cup semis
Gallagher Premiership clubs Saracens, Leicester Tigers and Exeter Chiefs progressed into the Champions Cup semifinals over the weekend.
Wallabies appoint England's Parling as forwards coach
Australia's new coach Dave Rennie has appointed former England lock Geoff Parling as his forwards coach for his first season in charge, Rugby Australia said on Friday.
Rugby official suspected of shooting player
Ramaz Kharazishvili, 32, the former captain of the Georgian national Sevens team, underwent surgery and his life is not in danger, doctors said.
De Jager adds to Springboks' injury woes
South Africa second-row Lood de Jager has been ruled out for up to six months with a recurrence of the shoulder injury that forced him out of last year's Rugby World Cup final.
Springbok Showdown to kickstart South Africa's season
South Africa's domestic rugby season will finally kick into full gear when a seven-team competition starts on Oct. 10, ending a seven-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ardern moves to thaw rising Bledisloe tensions
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has moved to end the Bledisloe Cup stand-off by relaxing the country's quarantine restrictions for the Wallabies.
Boks star Pollard out of Rugby Championship
South Africa fly-half Handre Pollard faces "several months" on the sidelines after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligaments while playing for French Top14 side Montpellier on Friday.
Key All Blacks to skip Rugby Championship - report
Ian Foster could be without several key playmakers for the Rugby Championship with a number of All Blacks reportedly telling NZ Rugby they do not want to be away from their young families for an extended period.
'He'll beat you in a phonebooth': Key Takeaways from Rennie's Wallabies squad
A new Wallabies era is officially underway. Dave Rennie's first squad has rewarded Super Rugby AU form and while it may not strike fear into the All Blacks, there is plenty of upside. Here are the key takeaways.
England to have defined rest periods as part of new agreement with RFU
A statement on the Rugby Players Association (RPA) website also confirmed that England players will take a 25% cut to their match fees as part of the agreement with the Rugby Football Union.
Australia to host Rugby Championship amid COVID-19 scramble
Rugby Australia has pulled off a major coup in what has been a disastrous year for the code, securing the entire Rugby Championship which will be played across November and December this year.
England, Wales, Ireland in group for Autumn Cup
England have been drawn in the same group with Wales, Ireland and Georgia for the new Autumn Cup which will start in November.
State of the Union? O'Connor says Reds already 'bleed maroon'
Rugby Australia may have high hopes for its State of the Union concept, but James O'Connor says the Reds have already adopted the "Queenslander" spirit as they chase a spot in the Super Rugby AU decider.
England rugby captain Farrell banned 5 matches for tackle
England rugby captain Owen Farrell was banned five matches for an illegal tackle during Saracens' defeat at the hands of Wasps on Saturday.
Key takeaways from North vs. South & Foster's first All Blacks squad
Can we have some more of that please? Saturday night's North vs. South showcased the amazing talent that exists in New Zealand rugby, including the next generation of All Blacks. Here are some of the key takeaways.
Premiership fans return to watch Bath cruise past Harlequins
Premiership Rugby welcomed back supporters for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic when Harlequins hosted Bath on Saturday afternoon.
Wallabies coaches already 'disagreeing' on selections
The man who helped take England to the Rugby World Cup final says he will have the Wallabies playing with 'clarity' later this year and there has already been healthy disagreements at the selection table.
Mauger departs Highlanders despite Aotearoa promise
Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger has not been offered a new contract by the team and ended his tenure after three years in charge, the Super Rugby side said Thursday.
North vs. South: The storylines to watch in virtual All Blacks trial
New Zealand's historic North vs. South match will be played for the first time in eight years, pitting the country's finest rugby talent against each other with All Blacks jerseys on the line.
Nicolas Chauvin's death altered the laws of rugby, but father Philippe cannot rest. "The final thing at my door today is that Nicolas did not die for nothing."
On the eve of the Rugby World Cup, Tom Hamilton assesses how far the game has come and how far it still has to go in its understanding of the most prevalent -- and damaging -- injury in rugby.
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